3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by synthparts » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:32 am

If layer mode counts then you can add OB-8, OB-Xa, Prophet-10, Chroma, Chroma Polaris, JP-6 Europa, JP-8, MKS-80, Andromeda, and Voyetra-8... All give you at least 4 independant (not just unison mode) VCOs on 1 key...
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by Virgule » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:17 am

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:27 am

Z wrote:
Alphacode wrote:Well Elka Syntex has 3 oscillators as well and fairly complex. Also are you referring to only true analogs or VA as well as you can find a lot of them with 3 osc : All Novation K/S station and Supernova, Alesis ION i think and Access Viruses.
I never seen a Synthex with 3 oscillators. Mine only has 2.
You're quite right - I should have confirmed this before adding it to the list.

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:34 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:DCOs shouldn't count, either. What the eff good are oscillators that are exactly in tune stacked atop each other?

Sub oscillators are divisions of oscillators... they are aligned in frequency and phase... and therefore don't matter at all as a "separate oscillator." You can't detune a sub oscillator. There is no point in bringing them up.
Ah... yes and no... but you're right - mostly no...

Firstly - I've most definitely barred sub-oscs for this reason as they are, as you say, locked to their driving oscillator.

In the better DCOs they can free run but only if multiple master oscillators are used.

But I take on your point as many less expensive DCOs are indeed locked to the master osc.

This would therefore also include Wavetable/Hybrid synths.

EDIT: Criteria changed to bar DCO and Wavetable synths unless it can be proven they have multiple free-running HF master oscillators.
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by madtheory » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:39 am

Polysynths with layering, that's a good point synthparts.

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:46 am

synthparts wrote:If layer mode counts then you can add OB-8, OB-Xa, Prophet-10, Chroma, Chroma Polaris, JP-6 Europa, JP-8, MKS-80, Andromeda, and Voyetra-8... All give you at least 4 independent (not just unison mode) VCOs on 1 key...
Yes - I agree with all of these - all VCO based so can achieve a triple free running oscillator effect per (layered) voice.

EDIT: Criteria changed to permit layered VCO based synths.
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:01 am

How about the RSF Polykobol II? Haven't seen one in ages and can't remember exactly...

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:06 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:How about the RSF Polykobol II? Haven't seen one in ages and can't remember exactly...

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This is an elusive synth - I've never managed to get my hands on one.

I think its a dual osc / voice though.

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by shaft9000 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:08 pm

Sunsyn is an odd duck here
2 VCO + 2 RCO(digital), no layering
the sweetest modulation setup - all are real CV paths and no digital intermediary, which makes for a bit livelier sound than, say, a polyevolver or the A6 under temperature and/or BG tuning.

i don't think it qualifies 100% but it well throws a curve at the premise.
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by Z » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:41 pm

Roland SH-01 Gaia has 3 osc per voice with ring modulation and osc. sync. (EDIT: forgot that OP looking for "analog")

Casio HT-6000 has 4 osc per voice (EDIT: DGWS with analog filter)
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by SpiralMind » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:18 pm

I know it's not all analogue, but what about the Waldorf Q + ?
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by GuyaGuy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:43 pm

Prophet 600 in chord mode

Lots of other synths with a resonant filter that can track as an oscillator.

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:51 am

What good are free-running DCOs if they're all perfectly in tune? Being digitally out of phase isn't as good as being slightly out of tune!
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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by antilles » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:00 am

Why does it have to be a poly-synth? Buildt a modular synth and you can have all the VCO's you want.

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Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Post by GuyaGuy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:08 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:What good are free-running DCOs if they're all perfectly in tune? Being digitally out of phase isn't as good as being slightly out of tune!
Frequency knob?
antilles wrote:Why does it have to be a poly-synth? Buildt a modular synth and you can have all the VCO's you want.
Yeah but why does it have to be a synth? Buy a piano and play as many notes as you want!

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